Controlled Substance

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed by the 91st United States Congress as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon . The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated. The Act also served as the national implementing legislation for the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.The legislation created five Schedules (classifications), with varying qualifications for a substance to be included in each.
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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … profile holiday in Houston. You may have seen electronic road sign notices of “No Refusal” or listened to radio announcements about “No Refusal,” or watched TV news stories about “No Refusal.” For all of the advanced communications notice, few Houstonians know what to expect on a No Refusal holiday. The bottom line regarding “No Refusal…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …; 9) improper relations between teacher-educator and student; 9) intoxication manslaughter; 10) possession of between 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds of marijuana; 11) sexual assault; 12) stalking (second offense); and 13) human trafficking (any age). Examples of a third-degree felony include: 1) deadly action with a firearm; 2) aggravated perjury; 3…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … which, if established, would prove the crime of driving under the influence. This is like the .08 quantitative threshold for breathalyzer tests. The specific amendment adds a subsection (d) to Florida Statute 316.193 (1). The proposed amendment reads as follows: “A person commits the offense of driving under the influence and is subject…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context

    … crime > Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context As a Miami immigration lawyer, I always remind my clients that every time that you apply for an immigration benefit, the government will consider your moral character. In some cases, you are required to show “good moral character” as an explicit part of the application. Below…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • The New I-601A Opens the Door for Many Immigrants

    … be a greater achieved by allowing for non-immediate relatives to file, USCIS expanded the waiver to include all immigrant petitions where the underlying visa is current. Qualifying relatives have also been expanded to include lawful permanent resident spouses and parents. This new rule affects thousands of immigrants who have been living in United…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Drug Court | Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program

    … to be eligible for Broward County’s Drug Court Treatment Program, you must be over 18, have no prior felony convictions and be charged with a second or third degree felony related to a purchase, attempted purchase or possession of a personal quantity of a scheduled controlled substance listed in Florida Statute 893.033. Drug court is designed to assist…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 12 readers -
  • Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility

    …. to commit espionage, sabotage, or violations of U.S. laws prohibiting export of particular goods, technology, or sensitive information are members, supporters, or otherwise affiliated or active with a terrorist organization have participated in Nazi German acts of genocide or persecution have committed torture or extrajudicial killing were involved…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Requirements for a DWI in Texas

    … – i.e., you refused to take the test because you knew your alcohol concentration would likely exceed the 0.08 percent limit. This means you can still be convicted of a DWI. Get Help from a Houston DWI Attorney If you are facing a DWI charge, you need to seek out competent legal advice from an experienced Galveston DWI lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today if you need to speak with an attorney right away. Related …

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 16 readers -
  • Fighting a Failure to Declare Penalty (19 USC 1497) issued by CBP

    … to ensure that parties declare valuable merchandise they have purchased abroad. This is important for many reasons, including tax evasion, money laundering, and the development of trade and commerce statistics. Low value items sometimes fall under CBP’s personal exemption rules and do not have to be declared. These rules vary depending…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 87 readers -
  • How Long Does A Truck Company Have To Retain Records?

    … to the root of a devastating accident. That assumes, of course, that Chicago commercial truck drivers and trucking companies retain the records for a certain period of time that’s in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. If questions about record retention arise following an accident, an Illinois truck…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Decriminalization of Marijuana | Broward County

    … Decriminalization of Marijuana in Broward County, Florida On November 10, 2015, the Broward County Commissioners passed ordinance number 2015-45. The recently passed ordinance gives police officers in Broward County the discretion to issue a civil citation in lieu of a misdemeanor criminal charge for possession of less than 20 grams…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 37 readers -
  • DUI Manslaughter Defense

    … Analysis of Postmortem Specimens Strict Liability vs Causation Florida had a strict liability DUI manslaughter statute until 1986. All the state needed to prove was that the defendant was driving while impaired, was involved in a car accident and somebody died as a result of the car accident. It did not matter if the defendant was at fault…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 10 readers -
  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    …. I’m not here to judge you. If you are facing a charge involving a controlled substance and you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, call me at (585) 485-0025 because I can – and will – help you without judgment. If you want to get clean, I can help you do that too. The courts have diversion programs, and there are treatment programs…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 13 readers -
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